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« on: February 25, 2008 10:20:10 AM »

Hi all,

I was wondering if any of you could help me, please.

First the story:  (Its quite long, sorry) T.T
Almost 2 years ago my sister had a little girl, I was dubbed godmother - yay! - when the little one was +- 3 months old she was christened...now as godmother I'm meant to get the nicest/biggest/ (daddy said most expensive! o.O ) gift to celebrate this occasion. So the crafter in me decided that I won't go buy anything..buying stuff is for chumps..  Grin I'll make something instead, so I can say that it came from the heart and all. I did do some buying (chumpette), I bought this beautiful cross stitch kit --bad move -- I had never cross-stitched before in my life, and this was a fairly big project with quite a bit of detail, but I've always been a really ambitious person, and even though my mother (who always seems to know better) kept telling me that the project was too big, and I'll never get it done in time, I said "Lets get it...don't worry ma, I'll get it done..."...
Non the less, the little one is going to be 2 this year, and she still hasn't gotten a christening gift from me. *naughty, naughty, naughty* -  I'm a bad aunt.

 Anyway, I think I now know why I didn't finish it -- oh, it had nothing to do with the fact that I'm really really lazy, and my eyes were too big for my crafting abilities  Grin  -- It was because I hadn't yet found the right image, now that I know a little more about her personality and such I think I've found the image that would suit her perfectly.
I want to make her a cross stitch of Kisa from Fruits Basket, even though her sign is different. I always thought that Kisa was sooo adorable.
And here is where I need help, I want to use this image

I did put it to a graph using the KnitPro site - this is the result


But when I look at the image it not only looks really unclear to me, looks like it will come out rather big, and that I will need more than 5 different thread colours.And I don't think it will come out nicely.

And thats why I wanted to ask all of you for some advice as to what I should do. I don't have any other programs to use, and I would like to keep it to a 3 thread colour change max. if possible, because I don't have that many colours and I don't want to have to go and buy a ton more just for this project - especially when I don't know how big its going to end up being.

Could anyone help, either with the issues or any advice - at all.

Thank you all soooo much already,
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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2008 02:07:05 PM »

Hello!

I ran your pictures through Jennifer's free generator, which is the program I like to use and it came up with almost fifty colors.

Your best bet is to take that drawing and clean up the scan of it - you've got dozens of different grays in there, and some ash browns and greens. If you eliminated the noise on the drawing, you'd lose a lot of different colors right there, and if you clean the lines into just black, you'll eliminate some more.

Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2008 08:46:37 PM »

Go to this site:

http://www.darklilac.com/upload.jsp

Upload your picture and choose a maximum of 3 colors (on the second page)

It will give you a pdf file of the chart. I already ran it through and it gives you a chart with TWO colors.

You will need to use this picture as it is the correct size for uploading:

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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2008 04:19:53 AM »

Thank you both so so much for all the help.
First I tried to clean it up as much as possible, got it down to about 18 colours!
Then I used that darklilac site, and I got it to print in 2 colours - black and the background colour white. Its perfect!

Again, thank you both sooooo much, once I've finished it I'll post it in the completed section but I can't guarantee thats its going to be any time within the next month, but here's hoping! Grin
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